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Three arrested for stealing oil from train engine

Three arrested for stealing oil from train engine
Police with the accused in New Tinsukia railway station.
MALIGAON | Publish Date: 8/7/2020 12:44:23 PM IST

Railway Protection Force personnel of NFR have arrested miscreants  involved in various types illegal activities in its railway premises. 

A press release by NFR chief public relations officer Subhanan Chanda stated that during the night of August 6, Personnel from the RPF post at New Tinsukia,  based on information received,  conducted an ambush check at New Tinsukia station yard and detected extraction of HSD oil from a stabled engine in the yard.  Three  people were apprehended in this regard and 2 plastic cans containing about 25 ltrs HSD oil and 20 ltrs HSD oil extracted from a stabled engine were recovered . The engine was kept stabled at line number 7 of New Tinsukia yard. 

Based on the statement of the arrested person, RPF team conducted raid at Sripuria Gaon near LC Gate number 700 area and managed to arrest the receiver of this stolen diesel and seized around 10 ltrs HSD oil. A case U/S 3a of RP(UP) Act was registered. Approximate value of items recovered is Rs. 4,400 

In another incident on August 6, on receipt of intelligence report,  RPF team of Alipurduar division boarded train no 02378 Dn at New Coochbehar station and apprehended  Netish Biswas, travelling to Sealdah from who they seized neatly packed parcel containing ganja of around 18 kgs  and approximately valued at Rs 1,80,000 

Earlier also August 4, RPF team of Alipurduar division conducted raid and search on platform no 3 at New Coochbehar station and apprehended two persons namely Prashanta Saha (19) and Amar Barman (18)  with around 13.1 Kgs ganja one valid railway journey ticket on train no-05956 Dn. The value of the seized ganja was approximately Rs. 1, 30,000. 

In both the cases, FIR was lodged under NDPS (Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1985 and the accused along with materials seized were handed over to OC/GRP/New Coochbehar.

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